Hi everyone! Happy September! I’m so excited to write and give you some tips about how to prep for a Run Disney Race! I’m actually in training right now for the Wine and Dine half marathon in November, so it’s perfect timing to write the blog.
I’m going to give you my top 10 tips for preparing for your Run Disney race. I hope this helps and that you have the best race and time! There is something magical about running at Disney!
Yes, it sounds funny to say if you’re running a race, but PLEASE make sure you train. You should start training at least a few months before your race and have a specific plan. The Run Disney website has plans you can follow and there are great resources on the web, Pinterest or even talking to other runners in social groups on Facebook. Just make sure to get miles on your legs! You definitely don’t want to get to race day and not be prepared, especially since Florida weather is so unpredictable and can often times be more hot and humid, which makes running difficult on the body.
2. Prepare for Lots of Different Race Conditions.
So, I just got done mentioning that Florida weather is very unpredictable and it’s truly worthwhile to be prepared for different conditions. I keep an eye on the Weather Channel radar before we leave for the week to come, but have had crazy situations come up. In 2016, Marathon Weekend, it was supposed to be fairly warm and humid. A severe thunderstorm came up unexpectedly and actually caused my half marathon to be cancelled, but my husband’s marathon was still on for Sunday. Instead of being in the 60’s, at the start of the race it was in the high 20’s with wind!!! He was pretty miserable and cold! We learned our lesson. I would pack some items for warm weather and some layers that you don’t mind leaving on the course if the weather turns cold.
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